Football journalist David Ornstein has been talking about the potential future successor to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
This comes after Ornstein recently co-hosted the latest episode of The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman Podcast where he spoke about a number of different topics concerning a range of Premier League clubs.
On the topic of Guardiola and his potential successor at the Manchester club, Ornstein had this to say on the matter.
He said: “So much has been built around him – the Catalan hierarchy they’ve got there, it’s really been tailor-made for Pep, and it was from before he arrived at Manchester City; they were awaiting that day. So [for] somebody coming in, it’s going to be incredibly difficult.
“I know that Mauricio Pochettino was watching the situation at Man City, and some have suggested that they like him as a potential future manager. I’ve also heard people say they admire Brendan Rodgers; they’ll have their eyes across the whole of world football for the eventual successor.”
Who would you rather see replace Guardiola at City?
Guardiola was appointed as City boss back in July 2016 and has since gone on to take charge of 246 matches with the Manchester club in which they have won 181, drawn 28 and lost 37 along the way.
During his time at City, Guardiola has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two Community Shields and three Carabao Cups (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on David Ornstein’s comments on Guardiola and his potential successor at City…
In our view, it’s interesting to hear that the club apparently admire Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers as potential successors to Guardiola in the future.
With both Pochettino and Rodgers having experience of managing in the Premier League, it’s understandable why the club could be looking at the pair as potential successors to Guardiola as Ornstein mentioned.
However, with Guardiola having recently signed a new deal at City that will now see him stay on as manager at the Etihad Stadium until 2023, the club has some time before they need to focus on who will be the person to replace the current City boss.